STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “INTERNATIONAL movements and seasonal conditions are the biggest influences to Australian beef prices, according to Mecardo managing director Robert Herrmann.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Recognising the growing demand for ethically produced superfine wool, the Australian Superfine wool Growers’ Association (ASWGA) has adopted an animal welfare policy. ASWGA encourages members to follow best practice in animal welfare with the ultimate aim of removing the need for mulesing. The Superfine Industry is the flagship of the wool industry.”
Administrators sell wool division of Ashford-based Kent Wool Growers as landlord Fergus Wilson confirms interest in takeover
KENT ONLINE (UK) – by Chris Price – “Administrators for farming retailer Kent Wool Growers have sold the company’s wool-handling operations.
The British Wool Marketing Board has bought the business from the farmer-owned co-operative, known as KWG, which tumbled into administration after nearly a century of trading earlier this month.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool growers and brokers reacted strongly to the dramatic market correction this week, passing in 14 percent of the auction offering.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – “MORLEY Poll Merino stud set a record average of $2022 at its 19th annual on-property sale at Cleve on Friday, which was $134 up on last year.
The stud also achieved an excellent clearance, with 59 out of 60 rams sold during the auction, and the final sire bought straight after the sale.”
STOCK & LAND – by Justin Conlan – “Kedleston Park
*Total clearance of 40 Merino and Poll Merino rams to $2750 (twice), av $1642
A TOTAL clearance and improved averaged shows that Kedleston Park Merino and Poll Merino stud principals John and Rosemary Humbert are continuing to be rewarded for their dedication to breeding quality dual-purpose Merinos.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Record wool prices are a boon for Australia’s woolgrowers who, after enduring decades of turbulent times, are being rewarded for their willpower.
Driven by a contraction in supply and escalating demand from China, a bale of fine wool is now fetching about $3000.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WOOL prices soared last week, as the lastest estimates have wool production holding firm.
Merino cardings were the only category which had a price drop last week, with all micron indicators across the three selling centres rising between 28c/kg and 118c/kg.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “SHEEP worth about $60,000 have been stolen in three separate raids on farms in north-central Victoria in the past six months.
In the latest incident, award-winning Merino breeder Colin Barlow lost 90 ewes that were about to lamb from his property at Gobarup.
The sheep had an estimated value of $300 each.
“We got the ewes in on Wednesday night to draft the lambs off on Thursday morning and there were 90 ewes missing,” Mr Barlow said.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Early Merino ram sales in Victoria, including at Bendigo’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show (ASWS) and Hamilton’s Sheepvention, augur well for those to follow.”